Online cybersecurity training provides students with the ability to learn new material and improve their skills at a time and place convenient for them. The NTIC Cyber Center has compiled the following list of online course providers for anyone interested in expanding their cybersecurity knowledge base. Although most of the courses listed below are free and open to everyone, some organizations may charge a fee or restrict registration to law enforcement or government personnel only. The NTIC Cyber Center does not endorse or recommend any particular training organization and provides this list merely for informational purposes.
Coursera: An online learning platform founded by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, Coursera includes recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.
Cybrary: Based in Greenbelt, MD, this company provides free, self-paced online cybersecurity courses for students of all levels.
DC3 Cyber Training Academy: Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, the US Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center provides both on-site and online training on: computer search and seizure; network intrusions; digital forensics; and online undercover techniques.
EdX: Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX provides free online courses in cybersecurity, computer forensics, and blockchain technology.
Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE): Managed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FedVTE is a free, online cybersecurity training platform that offers on-demand courses at no cost to government personnel and veterans.
ICS-CERT Virtual Learning Portal: Also managed by DHS, this resource provides online and in-person training for cybersecurity specialists working within critical infrastructure organizations.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Courseware: MIT provides this platform to promote the open sharing of knowledge.
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS): Hosted by DHS on the US-CERT website, the NICS Education and Training Catalog features more than 3,000 cybersecurity-related courses both on-site and online.
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C): The NW3C provides comprehensive training programs and certifications for law enforcement professionals on the topics of financial crime, cybercrime, and intelligence.
SANS Cyber Aces Online: Developed by SANS, this free online course teaches the core concepts needed to assess and protect information security systems.